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Good article reassessment for Wagiman language edit

Wagiman language has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. ~~ AirshipJungleman29 (talk) 16:22, 14 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Is Beary a language or dialect? edit

Please join the discussion at Talk:Beary language#Language or dialect?. The Doom Patrol (talk) 14:01, 18 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Requested move at Talk:Kurdish languages#Requested move 15 January 2024 edit

 

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Kurdish languages#Requested move 15 January 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. ModernDayTrilobite (talkcontribs) 17:45, 22 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Requested move at Talk:Tholo language#Requested move 15 January 2024 edit

 

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Tholo language#Requested move 15 January 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. – Hilst [talk] 12:57, 24 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

New proposal to new format edit

Looking from an overall perspective, I would like to request the lead sentence need to be followed consistently like this sample: [The uppercase letter] or [The lowercase letter] is the [position] letter in the Latin alphabet, used in the modern Latin alphabet... We should strive on consistency than anything else, as in B, the article denotes that it comes from the Latin-script, not Latin. While it may sound similar, note that each link either directs to different pages. Please start seeking for a new change or stay inconsistent on alphabetical articles. 2001:EE0:4BC8:DF00:B50C:773B:1A40:16BA (talk) 11:36, 31 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

While consistency is often a valid concern, it does have its limits. Not every letter of the modern Latin alphabet has the same history, in particular, I/J, U/V, and W. Our first concerns should continue to be: Is the content of an article supported by reliable sources? What do those sources say about the history of each letter? Does it present a neutral point of view with due weight for valid (well sourced) interpretations of the history? After that, we can take regard of the Manual of Style, which specifically allows latitude in how articles are written. Frankly, I am more concerned that articles in Wikipedia are well sourced, written in an encyclopedic style, and reader-friendly, then I am about consistency of wording. Donald Albury 16:33, 31 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Paleo-Balkan languages edit

A clarification is needed at Balkans regarding the so-called Paleo-Balkan languages. A user has added Albanian, Greek, and other Palaeo-Balkan languages, had their formative core in the Balkans after the Indo-European migrations in the region. sourced to Lazaridis et al. 2022 [1], which, however uses the wording These steppe migrants soon admixed with locals to create a tapestry of diverse ancestry from which speakers of Greek, Paleo-Balkan, and Albanian languages emerged., clearly distinguishing the modern Greek and Albanian languages from Paleo-Balkan. I've opened a discussion at Talk:Balkans, but additional community input from users versed in linguistics would be very helpful. Khirurg (talk) 16:32, 8 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

We could use someone who speaks and reads Hungarian at WP:BLPN# Róbert Cey-Bert edit

He had an article on hu.wiki which was deleted, the same editor has created their BLP here. I saw something concerning at a VP and posted to BLPN. Thanks. Doug Weller talk 11:40, 9 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Proposed deletion of Forlivese dialect edit

 

The article Forlivese dialect has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

"There is no Romagnol dialect, but an infinity of Romagnol dialects decreasing from place to place, as continuous variations on a common basis." There is definitely a place on Wikipedia for documenting the Forlivese idiosyncracies of the Romagnol dialect, which is discussed in multiple WP:RS, though it is something that this stub presently does not begin to discuss. But these peculiarities are best treated at Romagnol, unless we are going to make an article about the dialectal idiosyncracies of 70+ municipalities of Romagna. (To my knowledge, no other municipality in Romagna has yet been afforded an article on its dialect.)

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, pages may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the page to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. IgnatiusofLondon (talk) 14:28, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

New parameter on infobox language discussion edit

 

There is a discussion on new parameter on infobox language at Template talk:Infobox language#new parameter for de jure recognition of certain language that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Ckfasdf (talk) 02:17, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Requested move at Talk:Sach language#Requested move 17 February 2024 edit

 

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Sach language#Requested move 17 February 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Sennecaster (Chat) 03:08, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Requested move at Talk:Ruc language#Requested move 17 February 2024 edit

 

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Ruc language#Requested move 17 February 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Sennecaster (Chat) 03:08, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Requested move at Talk:Dobrujan Tatar dialect#Requested move 14 February 2024 edit

 

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Dobrujan Tatar dialect#Requested move 14 February 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. asilvering (talk) 19:46, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Good article reassessment for Mongolian language edit

Mongolian language has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. ~~ AirshipJungleman29 (talk) 01:09, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Digital extinction of language edit

I'd love to do an article on Digital extinction of language, but unfortunately I'm over-extended and about to be away anyway. This is a topic that is definitely receiving attention. My early take on it is that it has two senses: minority languages that don't have a presence on the web, but are not immediately threatened otherwise; i.e., they are spoken/written, and the "extinction" refers only to lack of a digital presence. There is also another sense, I think, in which even if the language is relatively okay now, pressure from competing languages which do have a web presence (even other minority languages, even if smaller/more threatened) will eventually cause pressure on the ones that don't, and could contribute to their actual extinction, not just from the web. There are good articles from plenty of reliable sources.

Hopefully, someone will take this up. I have the (red-linked) title watchlisted; if you end up choosing a different title, please ping me to its talk page. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 20:09, 31 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

 

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Chinese language and varieties in the United States#Requested move 31 March 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. ModernDayTrilobite (talkcontribs) 14:14, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Help required to create private-use language tag for Anatolian languages at Template talk:Lang#Code for Anatolian languages edit

I need a private-use language tag for the Anatolian family of languages to use in Template:lang. However, I am having trouble coming up with something that fits the format used for these tags. Some help would be appreciated. Antiquistik (talk) 17:31, 10 April 2024 (UTC)Reply